If you haven’t yet, you definitely need to start following @Sketch_Dailies. Started earlier this year, the brilliant concept exploded with followers. Sketch_Dailies is a twitter account, now on Facebook and Instagram, that posts a topic around noon, Monday through Friday. On the weekend, you can play catch up on topics that you might’ve missed. Some weeks they have fun themes like 80s week and bandits week. If you have ever sat around thinking about what to draw, sketch_dailies is for you.
- Meet Different Artists
On Sketch_Dailies twitter account, you can find retweets of sketches from a wide variety of artists. If you’re starting out and need some inspiration, this is a great place to start. It is also perfect for finding new accounts to follow to spruce up your newsfeed. Don’t be shy, reach out to other artists. We are all here to learn and network.
In order to grow as an artist, you need to practice everyday. It may feel awkward at first and hard to squeeze into a busy schedule, but overtime it will become like second nature. There will always be bad drawing days snuck into those awesome one. Hang in there and keep drawing.
- Challenge Yourself
Ever looked at artwork from other artist and just drool about how good it is and wished you could do it yourself. Try it out on a Sketch_Dailies. Since the prompt is already decided, you can focus on developing the technique. Give yourself an hour or two to simply explore the possibilities. You might surprise yourself with what you create and find a new artistic voice. For an example, I’ve always wanted to learn how to digitally paint, below are the first paintings I did. I had so much fun, no stress about hitting a deadline or making it perfect.
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- Think Outside The Box
There are thousands of people working on the same prompt as you are. So how are you going to do yours differently? You can incorporate your own style, spin it off a different TV show, or draw the character as if it’s from a different time period. Challenge yourself to not do the obvious.
- Have Fun
At the end of the day, Sketch_Dailies is all about having fun. Its a chance to loosen up from your usual work and indulge on your personal art. Don’t feel pressured to do every topic. I see many artist get caught up in completing every topic instead of enjoying the simplicity of it. With that said, what are you waiting for? Get drawing.